The Apple Watch reportedly detected a woman’s pregnancy ahead of a clinical test. According to a woman’s post on Reddit, her Apple Watch alerts made her suspect something was wrong when they suggested her average resting heart rate had increased significantly over the past few days.
“Usually my resting heart rate is around 57 and my heart rate has gone up to 72. It’s not a huge jump, but it showed on an alert that it had been higher for 15 days. I started to figure out why,” the 34-year-old woman wrote on the platform.
“The watch knew I was pregnant before I knew it! I would never have tested without wearing my watch because I didn’t have a period to delay,” she added.
The Apple Watch is the best-selling watch worldwide and has countless health-related features that have saved hundreds of lives over the years. Recently, Apple launched the Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE along with the iPhone 14 series.
Apple Watch Series 8 features the popular Apple Watch design, including a large always-on Retina display and a strong, shatter-resistant front glass. With an all-day battery life of 18 hours, the Apple Watch Series 8 has health and safety features like the ECG app and fall detection through the introduction of temperature tracking capabilities, retrospective ovulation estimates, crash detection and international roaming.
Powered by watchOS 9, the model introduces new and more customizable watch faces like Lunar and Metropolitan, an improved workout app, sleep stages, a unique AFib history feature, and a brand new medication app.